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Die Hard: The Movie, The Play

Presented by Act/React in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse

It’s Christmas Eve and all New York cop John McClane wants to do is patch things up with his high-powered corporate wife, Holly. Little do they know smooth-talking Hans Gruber and his cabal of Eurotrash terrorists are on their way to hijack celebrations at LA’s Nakatomi Plaza.

With only a gun, a white singlet and the Dad from TV sitcom Family Matters, John McClane must use his wits to survive (and deliver some pithy one-liners).

Full of bare-footed action, danger and their trademark low-fi special effects, this new comedy from the team that brought you Speed: The Movie, The Play and Titanic: The Movie, The Play will have you screaming “yippee-ki-yay“.


This hour-long show is rollicking good fun, cleverly conceived and wonderfully enacted.

The West Australian

Taking part in this play feels like being a kid in a toy store…the most enjoyable hour of theatre you’ll ever have the privilege of being kidnapped into.

The Creative Issue

A fun romp through a pop culture classic.

Nothing Ever Happens in Brisbane

More Info

Act/React is a Brisbane-based company specialising in pop culture-inspired performances, interactive and site-specific theatre and comedy.

We have performed at the Brisbane Comedy Festival, the Wonderland Festival, the Anywhere Theatre Festival, Perth Fringe World, Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne Fringe, Newcastle Fringe and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.


About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm on performance days.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

Get the most out of your visit

See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp Hotel, and The Fantauzzo.